Black-tailed prairie dogs

Cynomys ludovicianus

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Over the past century the grasslands of northern Mexico have been taken over by shrubby mesquite and turned to desert. Ecologist Gerardo Ceballos is on a mission to turn them back. Can he restore an entire prairie ecosystem? Ceballos hopes he can, with the help of an unlikely ally. Ari Daniel Shapiro reports from Chihuahua.

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Image Credit: Arthur Chapman, Flickr: EOL Images. CC BY-NC-SA

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